The easiest way to get to Cowes is to take the high speed passenger ferry (Red Jet) from Southampton to the West Cowes Red Jet Terminal. From here it is an easy 6-8 minute walk along the high street to the marina.
Travel directions to the Southampton terminal and parking details can be found by clicking here
The nearest railway station is SOUTHAMPTON CENTRAL (www.thetrainline.com often has some great deals on tickets). From the station there is a free bus that runs to the RED JET passenger-only ferry dock and this takes approximately 10 minutes. You will need a train ticket to ride on the bus for free. Or pay £1 which is refunded when you buy a ferry ticket. The RED JET catamaran to Cowes takes approximately 22 minutes and will take you directly into the centre of West Cowes marked below.
When you exit the ferry terminal, walk out in to the High Street and turn left. Follow the road past The Anchor pub on your right, and up the hill with Sainsbury’s on your left until you get to the end of the pedestrian area.
Continue straight forward on Birmingham Road until you’re facing the Duke of York pub and then turn left again onto Medina Road - just down the hill on your left you will see the navy blue flags at the entrance to the Shepherds Wharf Marina. Our office is in this complex next to the dive shop which is next to Amabi Tapas Bar, where we will be waiting to greet you! This is also where your boat will be waiting for you.
We don’t recommending bringing a car to the Isle of Wight as it is quite costly but ask us for advice if this is your only/preferred option.
Our phone number in case you get lost or are delayed:
+44 (0) 1983 28 28 67 (office hours, Mon-Fri)
+44 (0) 7703 54 77 00 (after 5.30pm or weekends)
*Some of our Events may begin in other South Coast locations on occasion, please check your joining instructions for the details of where to meet the boat!